Entryway Vents

Today the two aluminum green vents arrived for the media studio's entryway. They sit on either side of the door for natural ventilation. A big thanks to Kanda Alahan for his work in fabricating these quarter inch pieces. The Indian tribal designs were etched with high-pressure water jets and then powder coated green

Celebrating Ardra Nakshatra

Today is this month's Ardra Nakshatra, a day when Siva's grace flows forth with great strength. Each month a beautiful abhishekam is held is Kadavul Temple. Monks pour, milk, yogurt, citrus juice, chandana, honey, vibuthi and rose water over Nataraja as Sri Rudram is chanted. The absorbed pranas are then released during the final arati, blessing those who are both physically and mentally present.

He is the God of forms infinite in whose glory all things are--smaller than the smallest atom, and yet the Creator of all, ever living in the mystery of His creation. In the vision of this God of love there is everlasting peace. He is the Lord of all who, hidden in the heart of things, watches over the world of time. The Gods and seers of Brahman are one with Him, and when a man knows Him, he cuts the bonds of death. Krishna Yajur Veda

Guests to the Ganapati Kulam’s Morning Meeting

We've recently had the pleasure of hosting two very special people: Amma Anne Deer and sculptress Holly Young. Amma Anne is visiting from Vashon Island in Washington State. She is the mother of Sadhaka Jayanatha, and therefor, of all the monks. She is here for ten days and has enjoyed exploring Kauai's trails and beaches with Jayanatha. Holly has spent a few days on Kauai and has come to do a photo shoot for the next Iraivan carving model which she will create from wax. This one will include two silpis prying up a heavy stone together. With two models and one of Iravan's heavy stones, she captured the look and feel of that much weight being moved on camera.

A Priceless View

Here is today's classic shot of Mount Waialeale. This was taken from the Media Studio's large window. We've been having light rain throughout the day, causing the river to swell and placing a fine layer of clouds over the mountain. A perfectly painted canvas in Siva's perfect Universe.

"Have faith in God. Believe in Him with all your heart. Think that in the world He is for you the sweetest of all sweet things. Think that there is nothing other than God. Sitting or standing, walking or lying down, think of Him. Let the thought of Him permeate your nerves, flesh and blood. Think that you are nonexistent and that He alone exists. Let the aim of your life be to worship Him. What one thinks, that one becomes. Have God in your heart and bring Him up there. Let all actions be His action. Finally all will be seen as He."
Yogaswami's Natchintanai

Recent Guests to the Media Studio

Recently, we were visited by Sri Ronur Murali Bhattar, chief priest of The Hindu Temple of Minnesota that we know so well. You can visit their site here: www.hindumandirmn.org. He had just conducted a wedding on another island. After the ceremony, he and the married couple's family wished to visit Kauai Aadheenam for blessings.

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